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Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 12:39 a.m.

POLICE BEAT: Teen arrested in Gainesville shooting

  • Officers arrested an area teenager following a shooting that left another youth injured at a northeast Gainesville apartment complex Sunday night.

    The 17-year-old turned himself in after the incident at Forest Green Apartments, 3101 NE 15th St., and has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, Gainesville Police Lt. Lonnie Scott said Monday. The shooting occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Witnesses told police the teenager opened fire at the complex following a disturbance, Scott said. He got a gun from a vehicle, aimed it at the crowd and fired three times.

    Another 17-year-old, who apparently was an innocent bystander and not involved in the disturbance, was hit in the neck area and remained hospitalized Monday in fair condition, Scott said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

    Police also have located the gun used in the shooting, he said.

    - Lise Fisher

    POLICE BEAT: Woman in critical condition after crash

  • A Gainesville woman remained in critical condition at a local hospital Monday after she was ejected from her sport utility vehicle the night before.

    Carrie McCray, 55, was injured in the Sunday night accident on Hawthorne Road, about six miles east of Gainesville, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

    Witnesses said the woman was driving toward Hawthorne at about 7 p.m. when she lost control of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle crossed the median. The vehicle became airborne and it overturned several times.

    An accident report filed by troopers indicates the Jeep's driver was not wearing a seat belt.

    - Lise Fisher

    STATE: Robbery suspect shot, killed in Baker County

  • GLEN ST. MARY - A 20-year-old robbery suspect was fatally shot and two Baker County sheriff's deputies wounded during a shootout at an apartment building, officials said.

    First Sgts. Michael Crews and Thomas Dyal were approaching an upstairs apartment Sunday in this town, about 25 miles west of Jacksonville, when John David Kight Jr. burst through the door and opened fire, officials said.

    The deputies fired back, killing the man, Sheriff Joey Dobson said. Crews was shot in the arm and the hand. Dyal was shot in the head and expected to be released from the hospital Monday.

    - The Associated Press

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